In industrial environments such as automotive manufacturing plants, pneumatic lines can pose significant safety hazards to workers and equipment. Systems that minimize these hazards have been developed to comply with two ISO safety standards, EN ISO 13849 and ISO 13118:2000, which mandate the dissipation of pneumatic energy to prevent unintended startup or movement in a machine.
As OEM manufacturers increase their focus on equipment safety, design engineers need a clear understanding of these standards and how to comply with the required safety levels. Adding a pneumatic safety exhaust valve into an air preparation system offers one simple, cost-effective way to accomplish this. In this white paper, you'll learn how to select and integrate a pneumatic safety exhaust valve.